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Program for the
24th Conference on
"Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York"

Saturday April 8, 2017

Presentations are in the Lecture Hall (ESS 001) in the  Earth and Space Sciences Building,
Stony Brook University

The conference will begin at 9:00 AM and is FREE.

Speakers please note: All presentations will be in Power Point. 
Please bring your presentation on a flash drive. 

You may not use your laptop.

No need to register. Just show up.

Teachers and professionals may receive contact hours towards professional development.

You can attend for any number of hours.

Everyone is welcome. Especially students.

Abstracts as of 08/08/2017

Each presentation will be 15 minutes.

Directions to Stony Brook University and the Earth and Space Sciences Building

To Long Island Geologists Web Page






9:00 AM

Introduction and the Geoscience Workforce Gap
G.N. Hanson Stony Brook University

9:15 AM

pH of Soil on Stony Brook Campus: research projects by GeoPREP high school students M. Donnelly
GeoPREP high school students
Stony Brook University

9:30 AM

Geoscience educational opportunities & career oriented research experiences S. Tvelia
M. McNamara
S. Mandia
D. Butkos
Suffolk County
Community College

9:45 AM

Teaching an active learning class in geomorphology A.D. Rogers
G.N. Hanson
Stony Brook University

10:00 AM

Pebbly Loess in the Pine Barrens of Central Suffolk County, Long Island

Research reports that describe pebbly loess on Long Island and elsewhere


J. Rezza Stony Brook University
10:15 AM Function and performance of Nitrogen Removing Biofilters (NRBs) for onsite wastewater treatment X. Mao
S. Waugh
R. Price 
J. Garvey 
C. Gobler
H. Walker
Stony Brook University

10:30 AM

U-Pb ages for zircon from SBU campus loess A. Kling
S. Jaret
E.T. Rasbury
Stony Brook University
10:45 Poster Presenters give brief oral presentations 

11:00 AM


11:30 AM

The Recent Long Island Drought
D. Tonjes Stony Brook University

11:45 AM

Distribution of Large Glacial Erratic Boulders on the North Shore of Nassau County, New York 

H.C. Mills
A.J. Lindberg
L. A. Lindberg
Nassau County Division of Museums & Preserves  (Ret.)

12: 00 PM

Mapping the 20-foot clay (Wantagh Formation) in Queens and Brooklyn, NY  C Moss
T. D. Canale

12:15 PM

R. Flood Stony brook University

12:30 PM

New insights from sediment cores into the environmental history of a Phragmites-invaded coastal wetland in Douglas Manor,  Queens, NY J.B Bennington
E. Weaver
M. LaBarca
J. Finkbeiner
Hofstra University
Syracuse University
Syosett High School
Paul D. Schreiber High School

12:45 PM

Tracking the path of contaminants in western and central Long Island Sound

E. Lauture Queens College

1:00 PM

Applying for Geologic Licensure in New York State J. M. Nadeau NYSCPG



Assessment of a flood prevention application for residents of the South Shore of Long Island New York

I. Gogos
J. Finneran
K. Shire,
A. Marsellos
Hofstra University
Poster GIS and statistical analysis of local business responses of flooding events along the Mohawk River valley in Amsterdam, New York


S. Lakeram
T. Pascucci
A. Marsellos
Hofstra University


Immediately after the conference there will be an opportunity to participate in one of the following:

  • Demonstration of an EM2 stream table and an augmented reality sandbox in ESS137 
    led by Gen Ito

  • Help seminar on applying for the  New York State Professional Geologist license in ESS 123 led by John M. Nadeau



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